Terry Wepsic M.D. - Huntington Beach, California

Treated 2003 · Posted 2003 · Updated 2009, 2012 & 2016

Dr. Wepsic is a physician/pathologist with a specialty in cancer biology and tumor immunology. When a cancer researcher chooses proton therapy to treat his prostate cancer, it speaks volumes about the efficacy of this treatment option.

Arnd Hallmeyer M.D. - Berlin, Germany

Treated 2001 · Posted 2001 · Updated 2014 & 2016

“PSA 436 - good heavens!”

My name is Arnd Hallmeyer. I'm living in Berlin, Germany working as a physician in the field of occupational medicine. I was 57 yrs. when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. PSA 436, Gleason app. 5 (not common in Germany), 4 of 7 biopsy cylinders with adenocarcinoma.

Bob Daum - Lancaster, MA

Treated 2010 · Posted 2017

"My opinion is that proton therapy is the very best choice of all the prostate cancer treatment plans available. It is not invasive; there is no cutting or blood; it is most effective and efficient ... I've never had any more prostate cancer treatment since 2010."

Charles Stohrer - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Treated 2014 · Posted 2016 · Updated 2017

"Diagnosed at 45—I was shocked!"

Bob Gates - San Antonio, Texas

Treated 2008 • Posted 2017

"...I learned I had two lesions that were positive [for prostate cancer] - one with a Gleason of 9.

In September 2007, at a yearly visit to my PCP, I learned that my PSA had increased from 1.5 to 4.  Following a biopsy, I learned I had two lesions that were positive - one with a Gleason of 9.

Charlie Rubin - Tucson, Arizona

Treated 1999 • Posted 2000 • Updated 2010 & 2015 & 2016 & 2017

Charlie had proton therapy in 1999 after a failed prostatectomy. "The proton beam did what surgery couldn't do. My PSA has been undetectable since 1999 when I left Loma Linda."

Mike Tinker - Ester, Alaska

Treated 2011 · Posted 2016

"Our experience at LLUCC was certainly the most positive medical experience of our lives."

Jeff Philbin, PhD - Albuquerque, NM

Treated 2013 · Posted 2016

"Today, I am a healthy, fully-functional, 74 year-old man with no adverse side effects. My PSA is declining steadily."

My PSA had been increasing about 0.5 mg/mL per year for several years late in the 2000-2010 decade – I was in my late 60s.

Patrick Purcell - Sammamish, Washington

Treated 2011 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2016

"It's not tragic to have cancer - the tragedy is not knowing what your best approach to treating it is - especially if it's a decision you'll be living with for the next 50 years."


The Purcell's fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. Little did they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1,200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer proton treatment with virtually no side effects. “Against All Odds” follows a couple’s desire to fight cancer and unveils the historical account of a doctor’s passion to discover a better treatment option.

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"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 years post-proton treatment."
- Wayne Swartz, BOB Member
"You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to safeguard your quality of life. Surgery will not do that ... proton therapy can."
- Jeannie Chase, Spouse
- Warren Johns, BOB member
"15 years have passed since exposure to the penetrating power of the proton and the superb medical skills of the 'beam team.'”
"The procedure was a breeze. It has been 10 years and I feel GREAT.”
- Tom Wright, BOB member
"As long as I live, I will do everything I can to spread the word about proton treatment.”
- Jim Tuggey, BOB member
"I am celebrating 8 years post-treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one more penny for medications."
Robert T. Gore, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

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Proton Therapy Advantages:

· Less damage to healthy tissue
· Non-invasive, painless

· Outpatient setting
· No recovery time
· Lower chance of recurrence
· Few, if any, side effects

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